Baby salutes the US President as he flies into the UK today - Barack Obama

Barack Obama flew into the UK today for a 3 day state visit and Aaron made sure he looked up and saluted him as he flew over:



He said the UK-US partnership is "an essential relationship for us and for the world".

The president flew into Stansted airport ahead of schedule in order to avoid the possibility of disruption from the ash cloud from an erupting Icelandic volcano.

He was due to fly from Ireland on board Air Force One tomorrow morning to be greeted at the Essex airport by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.  However, due to the possibility of air traffic problems, the decision was taken to bring forward the flight.

This was only the third UK visit by a US president in 100 years.

Barack had a good time in Ireland drinking Guinness, looking for the missing apostrophe and catching up with his relatives in Moneygall :-)  Click here to see him drinking a pint of the black stuff...